Sexual Harassment Detection & Prevention
Estimated duration: 3 hours
Before we address the topic of harassment, sexual or otherwise, we need to define what harassment is, its various levels, who can it happen to and where can it happen.
This workshop covers the 17 Protected Classes as defined by the Civil Rights Act. We will address three categories of sexual harassment: 1. Hostile Environment, 2. Quid Pro Quo, and 3. Sexual Stereotyping, giving examples for each. We will go through six levels of harassment progression, from aesthetic appreciation all the way to a physical assault. The workshop will highlight early signs of harassment, and offer techniques for victims, bystanders and companies to prevent and mitigate bad behavior.
Retaliation against those reporting sexual harassment is also illegal. We will list examples of possible retaliation actions to help companies prevent such behavior, and identify common arguments harassers use to rationalize their behavior.
Participants will go through three business case exercises, work in groups to analyze each scenario and discuss the final outcome per case. The workshop will also include 25 quick quizzes to test full understanding of the topics covered.
We will close by listing elements needed to transfer the organizational culture and move towards a professional work conduct.